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Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Obama steps up the populist rhetoric.

“We’re ready to play offense for organized labor,” Obama said. “It’s time we had a President who didn’t choke saying the word ‘union.’ A President who knows it’s the Department of Labor and not the Department of Management.”

I sincerely hope this is just rhetoric. 

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This is good news.

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The headline of this DNA report reads:

Tamil movies to be banned in Karnataka.

However, the first sentence of the report merely says

To protest against Tamil Nadu going ahead with Hogenakal project on Karnataka border, the Kannada Rakshana Vedike (KRV), a pro-Kannada organisation will be prevent (sic) Tamil movies from being screened in theatres and television channels from today.

My initial reaction after reading the sentence above was puzzlement – how do the protests of an unofficial organisation equate to a ban? On second thoughts, however, I have to agree with the reporter’s choice of headline. It merely reflects the reality in India.

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